Education News – Newsletter for February 24, 2011Thursday, February 24, 2011
BANGALORE/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – Indian space agency ISRO has suspended the telecast of popular educational programmes in many states due to an unidentified glitch in its ground equipment, says a senior official. As a result, millions of students have been affected.
“This is the first time we have been asked to suspend conducting virtual classroom teaching …. Original source : Glitch forces ISRO to shut educational channel, students suffer.
CHANDIGARH – Using spoken words to develop intimate bonds among students and providing a platform to voice opinions, Panjab University has joined the few universities in northern India that have their own community radio.
Jyotirgamaya is the second community radio in Chandigarh after Vivek High School’s ‘Vivek 90.4 FM’ which has been operating for the …. Source article : Community radio crackles to life at Panjab University.
BERLIN – The University of Bayreuth stripped German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg of his degree Wednesday, a week after the disclosure that parts of his doctoral thesis were copied.
Ruediger Bormann, the university president, announced the ruling hours after the postgraduate committee of the law and economy faculty met.
The 39-year-old aristocrat had written …. Original article : University strips German defence minister of degree.
NEW DELHI – The Indian government Wednesday said it will ensure that Indian students caught in the Tri-Valley University fraud in the US are shifted to other American universities.
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said in parliament that the government and authorities in India are constantly in touch with their US counterparts to resolve … Original article on : Will ensure Tri-Valley students get relocated: Krishna.
NEW DELHI – India Wednesday said it expected the US to prevent its universities from exploiting foreign students, as has happened in the case of Tri-Valley University in California in which about 1,500 Indians face an uncertain academic future.
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, in a suo motu statement in the Lok Sabha, said the …. Source article : India asks US to prevent exploitation of foreign students.